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REVIEW: Vagina by Lynn Enright

"We have been far taught more about shame than about our anatomy."


I'm not even ashamed to say how much I learnt from this book. But I am ashamed that we live in a society that means I didn't know a lot of this before picking up this book at the age of 25. There are many issues which this book touches on that I could get into, but I don't want to turn this review into a rant! Instead, what I will say is that Lynn Enright perfectly balances three aspects in this book: memoir, fact and opinion. She uses her own experiences to bring the facts to life and show how women have been disadvantaged by the lack of education on many topics whilst then rousing us all to push for change and make sure following generations can have it differently. Better.

I love the cover - it's brazen but simple and I read it proudly in public. I came to the end of this book (after finding as much spare time as I could to finish it!) feeling frustrated at how things have been done, but mostly empowered in terms of my body. Yeah, being a woman isn't always fun (see chapter on periods) but our bodies are pretty damn amazing. I just wish I knew all of this when I was younger.

Absolutely brilliant feminist non-fiction that I will definitely be recommending to all my vulva-owning friends! Grab yourself a copy from 7th March 2019.

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*Please note this was given to me by the publisher free of charge.


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